Zotye Nomad-II

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Zotye Nomad-II Review


A new brand Zotye, from the far East has established itself in the soil of Sri Lanka. Being a Chinese automobile manufacturer, Zotye doesn’t really offer an array of vehicles on Sri Lankan soil but is quite content with its single compact SUV offering named as Nomad-II. The era of free spirits might be gone long, but those who are looking to adopt a nomadic lifestyle in the pursuit of harmony and grace, the Zotye Nomad-II proposes its most competitive SUV of this kind for them. Originally, this vehicle was launched with the name of Zotye 2008 and in the year 2009 its renewal was labeled as Zotye 5008. Although, the Zotye 2008 was the first car of the brand’s history.

Engine, mileage & variants

New Zotye Nomad-II is powered by a 1.5 litre 4-cylinder SOHC gasoline engine which has the capability of producing maximum power output of 78 kW at 6000 rpm, and the generated peak torque is about 134 Nm at 4500 rpm. The engine is employed with multi-point electric fuel injection enhancing the figures of fuel economy and acceleration. Also, this powertrain is mated with 5-speed manual transmission delivering decent performance for your drive. The mileage of 12.5 kmpl is delivered by this engine making it prove economical on combined driveways. However, not meant for any race track this compact SUV can clock a maximum speed of 145 kmph.


Newly designed Zotye Nomad-II shows a blend of muscular and sporty glimpse with classy inserts. Its energy absorbing unitary front bumper looks quite distinctive and complements the front facade. This new look has got a generic revamp with a better front grille and stylish crystal halogen headlamps. Further, its sweeping roofline has roof rails which add more value to its aesthetics. Overall what you get in the name of Zotye Nomad-II is an urbane SUV with bold structure and sporty features. This sporty drive comes with decent dimensions counting to 3970 mm x 1570 mm x 1733 mm (L x W x H) along with wheelbase measuring at 2420 mm which is good enough for a 5-seater vehicle. This vehicle also offers a much higher ground clearance of 190 mm. The new Zotye Nomad-II is fitted with 15-inch alloy wheels comprising the tire size as 205/70 R15.


Slide inside the classy cabin of Nomad-II and you would never feel like coming out of this car. Deluxe fabric and leather upholstery has been furnished on the seats of this SUV to give inside a premium appearance. Front and rear all seats are embedded with adjustable headrest so that you get more comfort. The air conditioning system offers pleasant temperature for the occupants. Well, comfort and elegance are not the only features which are showed off in this drive, you also get a decent entertainment system which makes your journey more interesting. Radio tuner, CD player and MP3 compatibility along with premium speakers are provided to accentuate the fun segment for your drive. A high volume boot space make sure that it accommodates all your luggage without any compromise.

Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous

Comfort is not the only thing which is loaded in this Nomad-II. This SUV is equipped with plenty of active and passive safety measures giving maximum peace of mind to the occupants. The front pair of wheels are appointed with disc brakes, along with the rear ones are fitted with drum brakes and vacum booster, further these dynamics are paired with anti-lock brakes and electronic brake force distribution for a stable and controlled drive on slippery terrains. For comfortable ride and efficient handling, this Nomad-II is packed with McPherson Strut suspension on front wheels and 5-link rigid axle suspension on rear wheels. Headlamp alarm system, high strength anti impact steel girder for four doors, child’s locks and Anti impact steel girder for instrument panel.


Zotye Nomad-II is a 5-seater SUV with robust structure and interesting features at interior. But its outdated exterior designing and unavailability of diesel variant might make you think twice before buying this car.

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